Research article


Ghada Mosaad Mohammed Elghabbour, Tahany El_sayed El_Sayed Amr, Rania Reafaat Abdelkader Atia, Noura Elgharib Mohamed Mostafa Eldiasty

Online First: August 21, 2022

Background: During the COVID-19 outbreak, maternity nursing students face many obstacles as a result of online learning which was the greatest disruption of learning in history and had a global impact on learners and teachers. The study aimed to assess satisfaction and learning obstacles of online education among maternity nursing students during COVID-19 outbreak. Subjects and Methods: Design: A correlational descriptive research design was utilized to conduct this study. Setting: The study was applied in the Faculty of Nursing, Port Said University. Sample: A convenient sample of 180 including all the maternity nursing students. Four tools of data collection: (I) an online questionnaire was used. It consisted of two parts; (1) demographic characteristics of maternity nursing students, (2) educational platforms used, (II) learner satisfaction with online – learning, and (III) online learning obstacles faced by academic students. Results: The revealed that the most used platform among undergraduate nursing students was the Microsoft platform for online learning. Most obstacles faced by the students during online learning concern the Learners' characteristics dimension, as well as less than two-thirds of the studied academic nursing students, face a high level of obstacles. Also, about two-thirds of students were unsatisfied with their online learning experience. Conclusion: It was discovered that maternity nursing students were dissatisfied with continuing their online education throughout COVID-19 and that they had numerous obstacles during their studies. Recommendations: Teaching nursing students how to use online learning platforms would help them transition into the future by exposing them to a variety of media and faculties, which will help them gain knowledge and skills.


COVID-19 outbreak, Maternity nursing students, Online learning, obstacles.